Southwest Airlines has had an all-Boeing fleet since it began flying 48 years ago, but that could change.
CEO Gary Kelly said Thursday that the company’s board has directed him to look at getting planes from other aircraft makers, which would almost certainly be Boeing’s European rival, Airbus.
The airline currently has 34 grounded 737 MAX aircraft. From the 3rd Quarter Results, Southwest revealed they lose $210 million from the MAX groundings.
This seemed rather imminent, considering the MAX groundings/cancellations and re-certification was continuously pushed back
What aircraft do you guys think Southwest could be looking at? The A220 and A320neo family will fit nicely in terms of seat count and capacity.
A321 concept by Avliverys: